If you’re looking to get an all-encompassing view of Dubai, there’s no better place to do it than from the sea on board the Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise. Dhow Cruise Through May 24, 2014, the cruise will offer visitors the chance to visit Burj Al Arab and interact with its dolphins, dine with a Michelin-starred chef at seven-star Atlantis The Palm resort, enjoy views of the iconic Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Khalifa and more.
What are dhow cruises?
While it’s possible to see some of Dubai’s most famous landmarks, such as the Burj Al Arab, by land or air, seeing them from dhow cruises is arguably more special. While dhow cruises are normally associated with leisurely trips around waterfronts in foreign countries, they are actually quite common in Dubai. The iconic boats have been used here for decades as both transportation on inland waterways and also as floating restaurants. Today, however, they are mostly used for sightseeing purposes. Most dhow cruises depart from one of two locations: either behind Dubai Mall near Palm Island or off Beach Road near Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. Cruises usually last between 90 minutes and two hours depending on how far you go out into Dubai Creek (the waterway that runs through much of Dubai). Some tours go all the way to Deira side while others stop at several landmark spots along Jumeirah Beach Road before returning back to shore.
Why you should book dhow cruise in your trip to Dubai
If you’re wondering why to book a dhow cruise in your trip to Dubai, you are at right place. In case if you are planning on taking one, then it’s time to get ready for an unforgettable experience.
Where can I find dhow cruise in Dubai?
One of the best ways to see Dubai’s landmarks is on dhow cruise. All those who stay at Atlantis, The Palm or any other hotel in front of Jumeirah Beach Residence can just get out on their balconies to see what they are missing. However, dhow cruises make it even more enjoyable as they offer a view from above while also giving you insight into local culture.
What is included in the price?
The cost of your trip includes breakfast on both days, lunch on board each day, as well as entry fees to all attractions. All other meals are not included but can be purchased at a reasonable price. Beer and soft drinks are also available for purchase. Top up for more adventure time!
How much time does it take?
20 minutes-1 hour depending on how long you want to go into detail. If you are very familiar with your destination city then it would take less time. And if not you may need more time to gather information about your destination city.
Do I need any particular license or certificate?
No license is required to get on board. Our crew members are certified lifeguards, which means you can trust them with your safety! In addition, our boats are fully equipped with safety equipment such as first aid kits, helmets and life jackets. All of our captains have undergone advanced sailing training in addition to having years of experience in boating. Finally, all our tours are accompanied by marine biologist tour guides who will tell you about local wildlife as you cruise around.
What do I need to wear for dhow cruise?
Dhow Cruise is usually done in light clothes like trousers, tops, T-shirts. Do not wear any shoes or sandals to have an enjoyable experience. I always prefer wearing comfortable clothes while on dhow cruise. Also, you can take water bottle along with you as it is offered by dhow cruises from time to time during cruise. Have fun!
What type of boat is used for dhow cruise?
The boat used for dhow cruise in Dubai is just like a big houseboat that has comfortable rooms inside. Most are over 50 feet long, with some as long as 100 feet. Marina Dhow Cruise The decks include seating areas with cushioned seats so you can enjoy watching dolphins or fishing off one of your on-board trips. These houseboats can seat up to 40 people.